The Mid-Year Economic Review will examine how the economy has changed since the Economic Forecast Luncheon and look ahead to the second half of the year.

Please check back in the spring for 2020 program information.

2019 Program:

Keynote: Will Economic Headwinds of Tariffs Derail the Mid-America Economy?
Ernest Goss
MacAllister Chair & Professor of Economics
Creighton University


Each month Creighton University surveys bank CEOs in rural, agriculturally dependent areas of 10 Mid-Western states and manufacturing supply managers in urban areas of 9 Mid-America states.  Mr. Goss will provide a summary of recent survey results detailing risks and opportunities for businesses, banks and investors in the months ahead.  He will devote particular attention to the impact of trade on the regional economy.

Following the keynote, a panel of local business leaders will provide insight into where the economy is heading and the biggest opportunities and challenges they see facing their industries.

Panel Moderator:
Jack Evans
of The Hall-Perrine Foundation

– David Barker, partner at Barker Apartments
– Chris Hummer, president at Don Hummer Trucking Corp.
– Tom Pientok, president & CEO at Timberline Manufacturing
– Robin Therme, president at CIVCO Medical Solutions
– Heidi Vittetoe, manager of J.W. Vittetoe Pork Ltd.

Unable to join us last year? Click here for photos of the event.

The Hotel at Kirkwood
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Register Now!
Individual Fee: $50 up to June 17, $65 after
Table Seating: $500 up to June 17, $650 after
Registration End: 6/17/2020
Contact: Ashley Moore
Phone: (319) 665-6397, ext. 311

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